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Fault tolerance in the brain

If stored information is erased from neural circuits in one brain hemisphere in mice, the lost data can be recovered from the other. This finding highlights a safeguarding mechanism at work in the brain. See Article p.459

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Figure 1: A mechanism of redundancy.

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Yu, B. Fault tolerance in the brain. Nature 532, 449–450 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17886

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